Mironov A.N. 2009. Stalked crinoids of the family Bathycrinidae (Echinodermata) from the eastern Pacific // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.5 (for 2008). No.2: 133–153 [in English].
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nakhimovskyi Prospekt 36, Moscow 117997, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
KEY WORDS: Discolocrinus, Bathycrinidae, Bourgueticrinida, Crinoidea, East Pacific, deep-sea fauna, comparative morphological analysis.
ABSTRACT: Three crinoid species of the family Bathycrinidae have been found in the Eastern Pacific; depths from 4130 to 6240 m. The species Bathycrinus complanathus was known previously only from northwestern Pacific. A new genus and two new species, Discolocrinus thieli gen. et sp.n. and Bathycrinus mendeleevi sp.n., are described. Six types of pinnule structure are distinguished within the living ten-armed crinoids of the order Bourgueticrinida. One of these types is represented in the Discolocrinus only.